Glenn M. Gardner is the President of Gardner Realtors, the leading local real estate company in Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Under Glenn Gardner’s leadership for the past 38 years, Gardner Realtors has grown to contract with more than 800 real estate professionals in 24 neighborhood offices now celebrating its 75th year in business.
Glenn entered the real estate business in 1969, while also working on his General Business Administration degree at LSU and then Loyola University in New Orleans, where he completed a Bachelor of Commercial Sciences Degree. He is also a graduate of the Realtors Institute of Louisiana, "GRI" and has the national "CRB" designation (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager). Starting out in the real estate industry, Glenn enjoyed the privilege of having Gertrude Gardner as his mentor as he grew his career in the real estate business.
Licensed in Real Estate for more than 49 years, Glenn has been a full-time Real Estate Broker for over 45 years. He became president of Gertrude Gardner Realtors in 1979 and still serves as president today, during which time Gardner Realtors more than doubled its size and sales volume to increase its market position as one of Louisiana and Mississippi's largest real estate firms.
When you think of residential real estate in New Orleans, you think of Gardner Realtors thanks to Glenn Gardner. Throughout the years, Glenn has been instrumental in merging several companies into Gertrude Gardner Realtors (now known as Gardner Realtors) including Martha Ann Samuel Realtors and Prudential Louisiana Properties. In just the past 12 months, Gardner Realtors sold more residential real estate than any other real estate company in the New Orleans area. The Gardner team sees this as more than a real estate transaction... it’s a step towards creating the life you love.
While Glenn’s experience and expertise in the New Orleans market have resulted in a real estate firm that appreciates community in tradition, Glenn is also not afraid of change and innovation in the market. Since, 1943 when Glenn’s grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Gardner founded the company, Gardner Realtors has stayed true to its values while remaining a market leader. A member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Realty Alliance Gardner Realtors consistently ranks in the top one percent of all real estate companies worldwide by providing its real estate professionals and clients unrivaled support and services by being the only company in the region that is a member of the top four international real estate networks.
Glenn has served as a Director of the Real Estate Board of New Orleans for several years and served as chairman of various committees such as the Board's first MLS Realtron, and the New Orleans Real Estate Board's Orientation. Glenn also served as a charter Director of New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors' (NOMAR), Gulf South Realtors Information System (GSRIN), PHH Homequity's Principal Advisory Council, and the Prudential National Relocation Advisory Council. He was also a charter member of Real Estate Leaders of America and The Realty Alliance. Glenn served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors for more than 10 years. He also enjoys being an instructor in Gardner's Fast Start Training program teaching "Principles of Success."
In addition to his successful Real Estate career, Glenn has been very active in community affairs and has served as a past Chairman of United Way's Real Estate Division's Fund Raising Campaign, on the board of advisors for East Jefferson Hospital Foundation, on Loyola City College Board of Advisors, as a Deacon and session member for Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church and a as a member of The Gideons International. Under Glenn’s leadership, Gardner Realtors has also began its Gardner Love community outreach programs through the Gertrude Gardner Foundation. Gardner Realtors supports many causes in the New Orleans community, and one that Glenn Gardner is passionate about is helping the homeless. The comfort of a safe place to call home is something everyone should have and many of us take for granted. Gardner Realtors partners with the New Orleans Mission through The Gertrude Gardner Foundation to end homelessness in our area. Through Gardner’s efforts under Glenn’s leadership, the New Orleans Mission was able to add the Gardner Cottage to its property and can now house 32 women at a time in the Women’s Center, doubling its capacity for homeless women in the community. Gardner Realtors also sponsored a cottage at The New Orleans Mission Giving Hope Retreat on the Northshore, where women have a chance to heal and create a new start in life.
Above all, Glenn Gardner is committed to serving the New Orleans community with a service experience that will delight them throughout every stage of their home ownership. In 2019, Glenn was honored by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World with the lifetime award, Leader of the Year. Gardner is dedicated to supporting its Realtors, staff, strategic partners and community to help people create the life they love.